Swann: A Novel

Swann: A Novel

Carol Shields


Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for most sensible Crime Novel and shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award: Carol Shields’s award-winning fourth novel is a literary detective tale exploring the spectacular afterlife of a murdered poet  
Who is Mary Swann?
In this novel of a writer’s revenge, an uneducated farmer’s spouse gives you a paper bag jam-packed with scraps of her poems to the writer of a small press. Hours later, she’s useless, murdered by way of her husband. Fifteen years on, her e-book of 1 hundred twenty-five poems—Mary Swann’s sole declare to fame—is came across by means of an American educational. And a literary odyssey begins.
Four narrators—Sarah Maloney, a feminist author; Frederic Cruzzi, an editor; Morton Jimroy, a biographer; and Rose Hindmarch, Mary’s purely friend—all have a stake within the deceased poet’s paintings. Their refrain of voicesopens a desirable window on what constitutes genius. because the 4 descend right into a quagmire of ego, jealousy, and backstabbing, Mary Swann comes again to life—in the minds and hearts of these who love and hate her such a lot. packed with mischief, Swann is a unique approximately lifestyles, demise, and the tips that live to tell the tale after us.

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